OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT
A SnagFilms Release
WINNER OF BEST DOCUMENTARY
SURFER MAGAZINE’S 2011 SURFER POLL AWARDS
A film by Adam Pesce
NEW YORK: OPENING ON FEBRUARY 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES: OPENING ON FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Aero Theatre, Santa Monica (February 3)
Laemmle’s Monica 4-plex (February 4-5)
All LA screenings followed by Q&A with director Adam Pesce and producer Perrin Chiles.
For additional markets and theatrical dates please visit the Splinters website.
Running Time 94 mins, Not Rated
Directed by Adam Pesce
Produced by Perrin Chiles
Edited by Kim Roberts
SPLINTERS is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, village life is hermetic. A spot on the Papua New Guinea national surfing team is the way to see the wider world; the only way.
SURFER Poll Awards 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hawaii International Film Festival 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY
London Surf Film Festival 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY
Newport Beach Film Festival 2011 AUDIENCE AWARD
Tribeca Film Festival 2011 OFFICIAL SELECTION
Film Festival Amsterdam 2011 OFFICIAL SELECTION(International Documentary)